James Barsness
Fox Hollow Road
1998
mixed media, collage on paper mounted on panel
25 x 39 1/2 inches; 26 1/2 x 41 framed
JBARd 39

 

James Barsness
There Was a Farmer Had a Dog
1999
acrylic, ink, gold leaf, collage on canvas
74 x 97 1/2 inches
JBARp 23

James Barsness
Untitled (Family Tree)
1998
acrylic, ink, collage on paper mounted on canvas 
70 3/4 x 88 inches 
JBARp 19    

James Barsness
Little Gods
1999
acrylic, ink on rice paper mounted on canvas
109 1/2 x 87 inches
JBARp 21

 

James Barsness
The Serpent of Midgaard
1999
etching & aquatint w chine colle, ed 20
24 x 29 1/2 inches

James Barsness
Little Jimmy, California
1999
acrylic, ink, gold leaf, collage on canvas with books
74 3/4 x 98 1/4 inches 
JBARp 22

James Barsness
Fox Hollow Road
1999
acrylic, ink, pencil on paper mounted on canvas with books
76 3/4 x 99 3/4 inches
JBARp 20

James Barsness
I Killed the Dinosaurs
1998
ink, mixed media on paper
26 x 38 1/4 inches
JBARd 40    

James Barsness

Exhibition Installation

James Barsness

Exhibition Installation

James Barsness

Show Announcement

James Barsness

Show Announcement (continued)

Press Release


New Large Scale Paintings

Oct 1 - Nov 13, 1999


Starting October 1, The George Adams Gallery will show new works by James Barsness.  The exhibition will feature five large-scale paintings completed within the last year:  Family Tree, Fox Hollow Road, Little Gods, Little Jimmy, and There was a Farmer....  Varied in imagery - Little Gods resembles a persian rug as embroidered by Dr. Seuss, while There was a Farmer... depicts an elephant supporting a ball of animals while standing on a turtle, all superimposed on a field of Bingo card - thematically each work touches on ways in which adults and children interact in our culture.

 

As with his exhibition last year, Barsness continues to draw and paint on found paper - maps, bingo cards, and dress patterns - which are mounted onto canvas.  New to the work is the addition of books cut to conform to the shapes of the images in two of the paintings - Fox Hollow Road and Little Jimmy - which attach to the painting's surface.  In the case of Fox Hollow, a bird's-eye view of a peaceful suburban neighborhood, the books open to reveal images that suggest that all is not as innocent as it seems.

 

The exhibition will coincide with the publication of a new print by Landfall Press, also included in the exhibition , as well as with the publication of a monograph on the artist with texts by Thyrza Goodeve, Susan Kandel and Richard Raynor.


Exhibition Checklist

 

Clockwise from the right:

 

1. Fox Hollow Road, 1998
mixed media, collage on paper mounted on panel
25 x 39 1/2 inches; 26 1/2 x 41 framed
JBARd 39

 

2. Little Jimmy, California, 1999
acrylic, ink, gold leaf, collage on canvas with books
74 3/4 x 98 1/4 inches 
JBARp 22

 

3. Little Gods 1999
acrylic, ink on rice paper mounted on canvas
109 1/2 x 87 inches
JBARp 21

 

4. Fox Hollow Road, 1999
acrylic, ink, pencil on paper mounted on canvas with books
76 3/4 x 99 3/4 inches
JBARp 20

 

5. Untitled (Family Tree), 1998
acrylic, ink, collage on paper mounted on canvas
70 3/4 x 88 inches
JBARp 19

 

6. There Was a Farmer Had a Dog, 1999
acrylic, ink, gold leaf, collage on canvas
74 x 97 1/2 inches
JBARp 23

 

7. I Killed the Dinosaurs, 1998
ink, mixed media on paper
26 x 38 1/4 inches
JBARd 40

 

8. The Serpent of Midgaard, 1999
varnish over aquatint, etching, chine colle
24 x 30 inches
JBARr 01